The Bible is the only book where the Author is in love with the reader.
“The term “illegal immigrant” was first used in 1939 as a slur by the British toward Jews who were fleeing the Nazis and entering Palestine without authorization. Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel aptly said that “no human being is illegal.””
“You don’t have to be what other people want you to be. You don’t have to be interesting or agreeable or entertaining. You don’t have to tone yourself down, quiet your voice, or hide your feelings. You don’t have to be outgoing or spontaneous or sociable. You don’t have to be thin or beautiful or anyone’s definition of attractive. You don’t have to be anyone other than who you authentically are, and you sure as hell don’t have to spend your time and energy trying to convince people that you’re worth keeping around. The right people are going to recognize your worth. They are going to respect you, appreciate you, and accept you, without forcing you to compromise who you are. Life is too short, and your happiness is far too important, to make room for anyone who treats you otherwise.”
“A good relationship is when two people accept each other’s past, support each other’s present, and love each other enough to encourage each other’s future. So don’t rush love. Find a partner who encourages you to grow, who won’t cling to you, who will let you go out into the world, and trust that you will come back. This is what true love is all about.”
“Christians are called to be light in the world, not nails on a chalkboard. In other words, our job as Christians isn’t pester people into acting like Christians. Our mission is to show Christ to the world and share the gospel, which will ultimately lead to changed behavior and Christian morals. But, if we simply want non-Christians to start acting like Christians, we become like the Pharisees who, as Jesus said, cleaned the outside of the cup while the inside remained dirty. We’re not after religious affirmation, we’re after spiritual transformation. Pestering people about how they need to change, without the light of the full gospel, does nothing fruitful. It either causes bitterness or self-righteousness.”
Dang this is still going around???? haha(via blakebaggott)